In honor of the release of the new movie, I threw a New Moon party. This was my front hall table:
I wanted the Great Room to feel like a forest, as that's where so much of the drama takes place in the book. I borrowed these trees from my awesome sister-in-law, who used them for a school Halloween carnival the month before. There were 3 of them that we placed at both entrances to the room. I intended to place my fog machine under the table to simulate the atmosphere of Forks, but I forgot. I placed Edward at the end of the hallway, on black fabric for a later photo-op, but also to appear like he is waiting for each guest to arrive.
That's my cute little 3-year-old son that popped into the picture at the last second:)
This is my serving bar prior to food. I decided on an Italian theme (I know, so original!) because of the trip to Italy in the book. I debated on the color scheme, with so much of the book taking place at La Push, with Jacob, I considered using earthy tones instead. But I went with the traditional red, black and white, as it has a greater dramatic impact. Also, I wanted to tie in with the sea of red cloaks in the movie scene at Volturra. I covered my bar in some old black fabric my husband had purchased long ago for another project. It worked perfect and created some visual interest with the pin-stripes. And you can't go wrong with white lights and candlelight. It's hard to see, but the candle at the bottom of the picture is glitter-covered. I found these gems at Dollar tree, which was a perfect tie-in to the sun effect on Edward's skin. The framed quotes are courtesy of Hostess with the Mostess, as well as the drink labels.
I assigned out the food, so I was only making one main dish, plus the dessert bar.
Sorry for the slightly-blurry photos; I must have had the camera setting wrong!
With inspiration from KSL's Studio 5, I did a candy apple bar. I provided caramel, red and milk chocolate, plus all the toppings: oreos, butterfinger, Skor bar, Heath, 100 Grand, marshmallows, peanut butter chips, etc. I had intended on making mini apple balls, so one didn't have to commit to just one topping, but the melon baller didn't work. So we just sliced them instead. My clever sister-in-law used my serving dishes to "snake" around the table.
You can't read it in the picture, but the framed quote in the bottom right corner says "I have always loved you and I will always love you." It was our humorous tribute to the chocolate and candy nearby:)
I used red glass beads, scattered through-out the dishes, to give the appearance of drops of blood on the table.
I made raspberry-filled cupcakes with buttercream icing. The quotes are from the book, and courtesy of Maggie's dinner dates. I intended on sticking them on with black forks, but they were too tall, in my opinion, plus my order from OTC didn't arrive in time! I had also ordered white paper globes to hang, to simulate moons, but had to go without, alas!
Guests were instructed to fill their purses with these Twilight-themed mints on their way out the door to the movie.
After dinner we played New Moon trivia, with questions from the book. The winner was awarded a Twilight necklace pendant that I ordered from Lily Lane. I was able to design it myself, but I failed to get a picture of it. What a zing! We ran out of time and had to play the second game, Twilight ABC's, while waiting in line and in the theater. Guests had to think up 26 words dealing with all things Twilight. The winning prize was a bottle of Twilight lotion from Bath and Body Works.